Breaking: Major Harvard Study Published in Federal Govt Journal Confirms Fluoride Lowers IQ

Breaking: Major Harvard Study Published in Federal Govt Journal Confirms Fluoride Lowers IQIf the scientific link between fluoride exposure and a noted decreased in IQ is a conspiracy theory, then perhaps the Harvard researchers who just confirmed such a link should be tarred and feathered by the ‘evidence-based’ medical media. In a telling review of a variety of studies that have demonstrated just how significantly fluoride can damage the brain and subsequently your IQ, Harvard University scientists stated ”our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment.”

The most outstanding component to the study is where it was published. Authors published their conclusion online in the July 20th edition of the prominent journal Environmental Health Perspectivesfederal government medical journal stemming from the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The very same government that has continually asserted that water fluoridation is both perfectly safe and ‘effective’ at aiding the health of citizens who consume it on a daily basis.

In the past, the US government has actually been forced to call for lower fluoridation levels as previous research had also drawn a link between fluoride exposure and a host of neurotoxic effects. In the latest research by Harvard, it is made even more explicitly clear just how toxic fluoride can be to the body. In a written statement, researchers state:

“The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”

Fluoride Lowers IQ, Sparks Tumor Growth

This should come as no surprise to those who have followed fluoride research over the past several years. As far back as 1977, for instance, epidemiological studies performed by the head of the Cytochemistry Section at the National Cancer Institute Dr. Dean Burk revealed that fluoride exposure led to increased tumor growth – even at levels as low as 1 ppm (the standard for United States drinking water). Beyond revealing an accelerated tumor growth rate of 25% in his research, fluoride was found to produce melanotic tumors, transform normal cells into cancer cells and increases the carcinogenesis of other chemicals.

In 1977, Dr. Burk estimated that fluoridation has actually caused about 10,000 deaths according to his research.

It will come as no surprise, then, that even the EPA — an agency charged with protecting the people — has classified fluoride as a substance with ”with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.”  Perhaps the EPA is also run by blubbering conspiracy theorists. In another entry by study authors, it is explained how fluoride actually attacks the brain in unborn children and essentially launches a direct assault on their neurological development:

 ”Fluoride readily crosses the placenta. Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature.”

But will the United States government answer to the study? As mentioned, many studies have exposed the same correlation of IQ-crushing fluoride intake.  Paul Connett, Ph.D. and director of the Fluoride Action Network was one of the many activists to speak out regarding the last study to highlight the association. At the time, there were 23 former studies on the matter, and Connett felt that this 24th study was by far the strongest. And what was done? Unfortunately, it was brushed under the rug by mainstream health organizations who continue to assert that fluoride is perfectly safe. Some even recommend supplementing with fluoride pills.

In regards to the last breaking study, Connett stated:

“In this study we found a significant dose-response relation between fluoride level in serum and children’s IQ…This is the 24th study that has found this association, but this study is stronger than the rest.”

Will the latest Harvard-backed study be ignored by major public health organizations, or will serious change be initiated?

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7 Responses to "Breaking: Major Harvard Study Published in Federal Govt Journal Confirms Fluoride Lowers IQ"

  1. Dr Richard E Overill  July 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

    This seems to confirm a finding that I and some colleagues reported in a scientific paper in 1982 where we computed from quantum theory the strength of the hydrogen bonding interaction between fluoride and uracil (the simplest RNA base) and showed that it was strong enough to adversely affect normal peptide synthesis. For anyone interested the full reference is at: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/1982/c3/c39820000476

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  2. Anonymous  July 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I have always thought that it was just a “conspiracy” to believe that Flouride-containing water has adverse effects to brain development. A friend of mine had been a true believer of this “conspiracy.” He beieved that the amounts of Flouride in tap water was suffucient enough to cause a lower IQ. In order to prevent that, he had read somewhere in the internet (sources unknown) that adding a small sprinkle of Borax (a house-cleaning detergent) in the tap water before drinking it will prevent Flouride from entering the bloodstream and will therefore no longer have an effect on the brain. This does not sound like a safe solution for eliminating Flouride in tap water. Are there any other preventative measures available?

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    • Chris Collins  July 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Buy the bottled stuff.

  3. Frost  July 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    And then there’s this: http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/fluoride-lowers-your-iq-b.s.-headline-week/

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  4. Martin  July 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    The research is interesting, but the article is too defensive! Also I problem I found was that the sentence “fluoride was found to produce melanotic tumors, transform normal cells into cancer cells and increases the carcinogenesis of other chemicals” didn’t say at what percentages.

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  5. Roderick  July 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Maybe I read it too quickly but why are we only talking about water fluoridation and not also tooth paste or is that still ok to use? In my country we don’t have fluoride in our water so the tooth paste is what I’m curious about because dentists keep saying its necessary. Thanks in advance

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  6. leoanrdo  July 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    how can we fight against this practices of the goverment so badly for the people !! ?

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